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Certificate Scandal: “Sowore will go to jail I promise” – Dino Melaye says as his Statement of Results Surfaces

Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi), who has been embroiled in a certificate scandal since the beginning of the week has filed a “Cyberstalling Petition” to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris against online news medium Sahara Reporters and its Publisher Omoyele Sowore. Melaye who posted a photo of the document on Twitter said: “Sowore will go to jail I promise”. See the petition below: Sahara Reporters had in a series of tweets and posts published on its website alleged

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President Buhari to Visit Sambisa Forest

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to declare open this year’s Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship in Sambisa forest in Borno. Maj.-Gen. David Ahmad, the Chief of Training and Operations, Nigerian Army headquarters, disclosed this at a news conference on the championship in Maiduguri on Friday. Ahmadu said the event is scheduled for March 27 to 31 at the former stronghold of the Boko Haram insurgents. He said that the championship was part of the training activities of the

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Traditional Ruler Suspended for Allegedly Raping 15-year old Girl in Katsina

The Katsina Emirate Council has suspended Bishir Bala Kofar-bai from his post of “Magatakarda” pending the determination of a criminal litigation against him. The Secretary of the council, Bello Ifo, said in a statement on Thursday that the suspension is with immediate effect. Kofar-bai was standing trial for an alleged rape of a 15-year old girl in Katsina two weeks ago. The traditional title holder was alleged to have raped the victim when she was sent to his house by her father, who

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Air Force Personnel Solape Oladipupo who was Shot to Death by her Boyfriend Buried in Lagos

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel ACW Solape Oladipupo, 21 who was shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend Lt. Kalu B.A. has been buried in Lagos. The Ogun state indigene was interred at the Air Force Cemetery, Ojo Barracks, Ojo, Lagos State on Thursday. Kalu accused the deceased of having affairs with other men, and had written a suicide note, describing her as a witch. He wrote of his plan to kill himself after killing Solape. He however did not kill himself and is currently being

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“Praise singers around President Buhari are the real enemies of the government” – Emir Sanusi

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor and incumbent Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II has said that the enemies of the government are those who have refused to speak the truth and tell the present administration when it is taking a wrong step. He disclosed this in an Instagram post on Friday. The Praise singers around the President @MuhammaduBuhari are the real enemies of the government who could destroy his efforts. I feel sorry for the people in government because they are

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Unapproved Building Allegedly belonging to Enugu Speaker Edward Ubosi Collapses

A two-storey building which was still under construction, allegedly belonging to the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly Edward Ubosi collapsed on Thursday leaving 2 construction workers with injuries. No life was lost in the incident, and PUNCH reports that more than 20 workers were on site when it occurred. The building is located on an estate around Nkpokiti junction at Independence Layout, Enugu. ThisDay reports that a former member of the Enugu State House of Assembly who

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“EFCC is trying to cook up allegations against me…. I ready for una” – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye. Photo Credit: Instagram/Dino Melaye Senator representing Kogi West district, Dino Melaye has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is “trying to cook up allegations” against him. He made this known via his Twitter page on Saturday. This is coming after the Senate rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the anti-graft agency’s chairman after a 2-hour screening on Wednesday The screening of Magu went sour when Melaye introduced a

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“With this performance, I will never use them for negative jokes” – Basketmouth on the Nigerian Police as they Return his Stolen Items

Ace comedian Basketmouth has said he will never make negative jokes about the Nigerian Police again. According to the Daily post, he said this on Friday, while picking up his stolen items, recovered by the police from the burglars that robbed him last year. He said: I want to thank the Nigeria Police for a job well-done. I thought I will never see again the items stolen from my house, It is amazing that with two weeks of the robbery attack, the suspects were arrested, my handset

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Edo governor’s wife ‎organize training to empower widows in the state

Wife of Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, recently organised one-day training on poultry production for 500 widows in the state. Addressing the trainees in Benin the governor’s wife said the training was part of the state government’s efforts to create employment through agriculture. She said that the training was organised to empower the widows so that they could take care of their families and reduce poverty. “We are partnering with professionals to train 500 widow on poultry

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Photo: Man takes to Facebook to congratulate his daughter for remaining a virgin

A proud Kenyan man took to social media to congratulate his daughter for remaing a virgin. Mr Duncan Odira posted a photo with his daughter, Jael Atieno Odhiambo on Facebook and wrote:  "Congratulation to my daughter Jeal Atieno Odhiambo for remaining a virgin girl. God bless you daughty for taking my advice to avoid sex before marriage. My Facebook friend join me in congratulating this daughter of mine. Have taken a photo with her below" Also see a photo of Mr Odira with his wife...

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Audu Maikori is in a cell with herdsmen, to be charged to court on Monday

Chocolate City Group boss, Audu Maikori, who was rearrested in Abuja last week for alleged incitement and spreading fake information is reportedly being held at the Gabasawa Police Station, Kaduna State where he's said to be sharing same cell with arrested herdsmen, this is according to a report by Punch. Maikori, who collapsed last week during a Q&A session at Muson Centre, will be charged to court on Monday in a case being handled by the Attorney General of Kaduna State. According to

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